I was just looking over some of my previous 94 blogs from 2009, and whilst surprised at how many times I can rant in a calendar year also managed to stumble across something that whilst posted in January is worth rehashing, on how tradition can be destructive.
I think that's a poignant note to leave 2009 with.
When you return to work in 2010, look back on the year gone with a view to taking the good with you into next year and leaving behind the bad or indifferent.
But a word of warning, don't adopt the attitude that 2010 will look a lot like last year with some small nuances - and expect the rest to take care of itself.
Do what's right, what needs to be done and what's going to help you help more benefactors. It's easy to simply rollout past activity, but remember that tradition can be destructive.
With that, happy New Year and here's to a prosperous 2010.
I'll be back blogging on the 11th of January after a week on the beach in Mexico.